Friday, May 30, 2014

Pros/Cons Of Closing VA Hospitals

After all the mess that has been reported recently about problems at VA hospitals around the country – some people are starting to ask, if it might be a better use of taxpayer money to close all VA hospitals and give veterans free health insurance, instead? What are the pros and cons of closing VA hospitals and replacing them with free health insurance for veterans? On the pros side, this idea would allow veterans to pick a hospital and doctor of their choosing, instead of being left in a huge bureaucracy where good medical care is not that easily obtained. On the cons side, offering free health insurance to veterans would likely cost the federal government more money and might be even more difficult to manage than the current system. Over the past week or two as I have watched how America's bravest have had to fight just to get a doctors appointment, I have wondered to myself, if what is happening at the VA right now is just a sampling of what all Americans will be going through with Obamacare in the future? I'm sure there are many more pros and cons of closing VA hospitals and offering health insurance to veterans instead, but it might be the right thing to do - considering what a mess the current VA hospital system is in at present.

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